In the United States died a famous American film Director, screenwriter and producer Joel Schumacher, who directed two films about the superhero comic book Batman. It is reported by Hollywoodreporter.
“Schumacher died in new York after a year fighting cancer,” – said the representative of the Director.
Schumacher was 80 years old.
The Director was born August 29, 1939 in Queens, new York. He studied at the Parsons School of design, University of the New school and the fashion Institute of Technology.
Career in Hollywood began as a costume in “Sleep” woody Allen (1973) and “Blue lover” by Paul mazursky (1973), wrote scripts for “Sparkle” (1976), “car Wash” (1976) and “the Wizard” (1978).
According to the magazine Variety, Schumacher received an offer to continue the franchise, “Batman” after the success of film Director Tim Burton’s “Batman” (1989) and “Batman returns” (1992). He shot the film “Batman forever” (1995) with Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey and Nicole Kidman brought more than $ 300 million collections worldwide. His second film “Batman and Robin” (1997) with George Clooney in the title role – has collected about 238 million dollars. Critics negative view of the picture and put it in a nomination “the Worst film of the year.”